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Carafate (sucralfate) vs axid?
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Personal decision
Carafate is brand of sucralfate which works by coating stomach lining.
It is fda approved only for duodenal ulcers. Axid (nizatidine) is brand of h2 receptor blocker, all of which are now available otc. In addition to treating duodenal ulcers, Axid (nizatidine) is also approved for gerd (heartburn) & gastric ulcers, too. Choice depends upon what you need to treat as well as cost (insurance), dosing regimen & side effects.

In brief: Personal decision
Carafate is brand of sucralfate which works by coating stomach lining.
It is fda approved only for duodenal ulcers. Axid (nizatidine) is brand of h2 receptor blocker, all of which are now available otc. In addition to treating duodenal ulcers, Axid (nizatidine) is also approved for gerd (heartburn) & gastric ulcers, too. Choice depends upon what you need to treat as well as cost (insurance), dosing regimen & side effects.
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